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FIU SEAS science talk: Hurricanes, Climate Change & The Everglades

October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FIU School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS)
cordially invites you to

Hurricanes, Climate Change & The Everglades

a science panel discussion on hurricanes and their effect on coastal ecosystems,

a celebration of our ForEverglades students, and
an art exhibit by FIU artist-in-residence Xavier Cortada.

Featured speakers:
Dr. Hugh Willoughby,
Dr. Michael Ross,
Dr. Danielle Ogurcak, and
Ph.D. Student Sean Charles


Friday, October 20th, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Hibiscus Gallery
Pinecrest Gardens

11000 S.W. 57th Avenue
Pinecrest, FL 33156


FLORIDA IS… a solo show by Xavier  Cortada it runs through November 19th, 2017.
Proceeds from sales on the evening of October 20th, 2017 benefit FIU ForEverglades student scholarships.

About Florida Is Nature

Conceptualized during Xavier Cortada‘s residency at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artist Residency in Captiva, Florida, “Florida is…” is an evolving body of work that depicts the natural beauty of Florida.  It asks Floridians to define their state by its actual nature, not by things we do and build to displace it.  Some “Florida is…” works hang as public art in public venues, admonishing viewers to find better ways to coexist with nature.

The project invites participants to capture and share their images and perspectives on the project’s online platform.

You too can participate in “Florida is…”

Help others understand and appreciate Florida’s natural beauty.  Upload an image of your favorite animal, plant or place to www.floridaisnature.com and tell us why we should all care for it and strive to protect it.  We will share it on our website and social media.  We will also ask you to help us spread the word and get others to see that “Florida is… Nature.”

You can learn more about the artist by visiting www.cortada.com


Other “Florida is…” exhibition events at Pinecrest Gardens include:

Mayor Corradino, Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen, and the International SeaKeepers Society host the closing of “Florida Is…” exhibition
October 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

“Florida is Nature” Artist Talk in Pinecrest Gardens: FLORIDA IS… Hurricanes
October 16th @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

FIU School of Environment, Arts & Society presents: Hurricanes, Climate Change & The Everglades
October 20th @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm




Maria Pulido Velosa, Program Manager for School of Environment, Arts and Society


The Hibiscus Gallery at Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57th Avenue
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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